In partnership with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), The LightHouse Arabia is pleased to offer this Free-of-Cost training, which is open to School Healthcare professionals (School Counselors, School Nurses & School Doctors). This training will take place in-person at The LightHouse Arabia (821 Al Wasl Rd, Al Safa 2, Dubai).
Would you be able to identify the signs if a child or teenager was struggling with depression or anxiety? How would you respond if you knew a child or teen was suicidal or having a panic attack?
This evidence-based course is ideal for Adults who want to understand and support Mental Health difficulties in young people. Mental Health First Aid is the equivalent to physical first-aid training, but for mental health. It is a powerful toolkit that teaches you how to recognize and respond to signs of mental illness. No prior knowledge of mental health is required for you to learn these skills.
Date & Time: Wed. 04 October & Thurs. 05 October 2023
This training is a 2-Part course and will run over two consecutive days, in-person at The LightHouse Arabia.
Course Material & Certificate:
The course manual will be provided at The LightHouse Arabia. E-certificates will be e-mailed to participants upon completion of the course.
*This Free-of-cost training is open to School Healthcare professionals (School Counselors, School Nurses & School Doctors).
It is ideal for those interacting with adolescents (12 - 18 yrs old), though also relevant for those helping children and young people slightly younger or older.
A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER LEARNS HOW TO RESPOND TO:
- Early warning signs of an emerging mental health issue
- An existing mental health illness
- Mental health crises
You will learn how to respond to youth struggling with:
- Substance use problems
- Eating disorders
Mental Health crisis situations covered:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Non-suicidal self-injury (i.e. self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Severe effects of drugs or alcohol
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviors